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Youthreach Macroom Open Day

ON Thursday December 11th 2014 Youthreach Macroom, Centre for Education under the auspices of Cork Education and Training Board hosted an Open Day to celebrate their achievements for the year to date. The event was a great success and was well supported by parents, local employers and local School principals. Cork County Mayor, Councillor Alan Coleman officially opened the event and Ger Canning Adult Education Officer with Cork ETB also attended.

Registration for Cycle Against Suicide Opens – route to include West Cork in 2015

REGISTRATION for the 2015 Cycle Against Suicide is now open at www.cycleagainstsuicide.com and follows an incredibly successful 2014 cycle, which saw thousands of cyclists take to the roads in April and May of last year. In 2015, the cycle route will start in Northern Ireland, with cyclists departing Belfast on Monday, April 27th and finishing in Dublin on Sunday, May 10th. Over a two-week period, participants completing the entire route

Kilcoe National School News

Kilcoe National School recently held its first Christmas Bazaar. It was a huge success and the school would like to thank all the people who turned up in their droves for supporting it and all those who helped out on the night. The school would also like to thank all the people who kindly sponsored the raffle prizes, Biggs of Bantry, Carbery oils, Annie may’s bar, Skibbereen Sports centre, Drinagh,

MICC notes

MARIA Immaculata Community College Dunmanway produced their annual variety concert recently to packed audiences both nights. The show provided a mixture of entertainment from Irish dancers, singers, instrumental performances, drama and musical tasters from both Annie and Mama Mia.

Dúchas Clonakilty group visit Castlefreke

Around 60 members of Dúchas Clonakilty heritage group were honoured by an exclusive visit to Castlefreke Castle recently, courtesy of it’s owner Stephen Evans-Freke. With over a year gone into planning the event because of insurance and other matters, the group thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They had the opportunity to ramble around the inside of the castle and even go up onto the roof to take in the panoramic views

2014 Designated Driver campaign launched

Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland has announced details of the tenth annual Designated Driver campaign in Cork and across the country. ictured at the launch of Designated Driver Campaign in Cork are from left Rea Kennedy of the Thomond Bar, Cork City and President of the Cork Vintners Federation; Cheryl O’Keeffe, Customer Development Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Cork and Inspector Pat Meany, Anglesea Garda Station, Cork City.

Macroom Business After-Hours event with a difference

THE team at Macroom E Enterprise Centre is busy decorating and preparing for a very different kind of networking event to usual on Wednesday 3rd December next. In contrast to the typical monthly morning business get togethers hosted at the centre, this time around the focus is on ringing in the festive season and rounding out a hectic year, saying a huge thank you to all the local businesses and

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary

The Bantry Bay Lions Club has sponsored the Lions Peace Poster competition again this year. They wish to thank the Teachers and students from all the local schools for their cooperation in making it a successful event. Students aged 11 – 13 years from Gael Scoil, St. Finbarr’s Boys School, St. Brendan’s, Our Lady of Mercy, Coláiste Phobail Beanntraí, Kealkil and Dromclough schools were honoured for their participation and the

200 attend Dick Barrett lecture in Clonakilty

MORE than 200 people packed into the largest room in The Clonakilty Parish Centre last week for the lecture on “Dick Barrett and the Mountjoy Executions” organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage. Tom O’ Neill gave an excellent illustrated presentation on the patriot’s life from his humble beginnings in Ballineen as a farmers son, to becoming a Primary School teacher and progressing to the position of Principal and was also an

Cheque presented to Ronald McDonald House

A cheque of €1,400 was recently presented to Sheena Dalton, Assistant Manager, Ronald McDonald house, Crumlin Hospital, in memory of baby Stephen Nicholas. Rachel Moriarty, along with her aunt Irene Sheehan and two cousins Carol and Ciara Buckley, would like to sincerely thank to communities of Muintir Bhaire, Castletownbere, Bantry and all their relatives and friends in Kerry who generously sponsored them for running the Cork Women’s mini marathon on